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2003 Subaru Impreza

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Subaru Impreza Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 858 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Reliable A to B

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have owned this car since brand new off the lot in 2007. Eight years later, it still only requires oil changes and tires and nothing more. After living in New England for the duration, I'm convinced Subaru has the best AWD system around, second only to Audi. Never gotten stuck or stranded in winter. Never had to pay for major mechanical issues. Regular maintenance or bust. I will be buying a WRX for my next car (for those that don't know, that's the next level up in performance from the Impreza). Interior needs work, no luxury here. But you're paying for a base car that is based off a rally car and priced competitively agains even other branded used cars. For the price compared to other brands, even used, this was the best deal ever!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

2005 Subaru WRX STi: I will keep it forever

By on Sunday, February 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling/Power are out of this world"

Cons: "The fuzz love to pull you over"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Seriously, this is the best all around vehicle that I've owned. It's comfortable, insanely fast and capable, and is actually a really practical car. Some advice if you are looking to buy an 04-07 STi: Make sure you buy one that's never been modified, and also confirm that all required maintenance has been performed."

Very good inexpensive car

By on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Durability,off road capabilities,good size trunk"

Cons: "fuel economy,rear seats leg room."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car is very well keep. very good condition in the outside and nearly new inside. Has decent acceleration and handling.very practical and basic,perfect for day to day duties. Great off road capabilities. This is my 5th Subaru. Downside: fuel economy. I wish that this car at least reach the 20 MPG on average."

9 people out of 20 found this review helpful

A great small car, with guts and good looks too

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good looking and extremely reliable"

Cons: "If one wheel blows, all four must be replaced"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love this car, my second but not last Subaru. It is small enough to park in tight spaces, but with the hatchback design it has plenty of space for luggage. The all-wheel drive makes it a comfortable drive on rough roads, but it still looks sporty. The fire engine red makes it easy to find in a sea of beige and white. It has been completely reliable and I have been very happy with it."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Absolutely love it!!

By on Thursday, October 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great handling and quiet engine"

Cons: "uncomfortable seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I just recently bought a 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i back in mid September and i truly do love this car. It drives and handles nice. Looks nice. And is the quietest car i've ever owned. The reason i gave it a 9 in comfort is for the simple fact that the seats aren't that comfortable but that's about the only flaw i have with it."

8 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Loved it til headgasket then frame went 11000 km

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: frame rusted out at 10 years.

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun to drive."

Cons: "Failed too soon. Poor gas milage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Loved the car for its 4WD in the local snow mid Vancouver Island BC. Maintained by schedule. Head gasket started to leak around 85000 mi when 10 years old. 3500$ later new gasket/waterpump assembly. 6 months later mechanic pointed out could push a screwdriver through the front cross members in the frame. I bailed, traded it in. On a Impreza Cross Trek. Hoped the 2002 Impreza Outback Sport would have given me 12 or 14 years. No such luck!"

5 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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